Monday, May 30, 2005

How to reduce Stress

A friend of mine frowarded this to me and i think it's nice to read this everynowandthen...


1. Pray - this is the most effective thing to do for me. even if i find it hard to do especially when i have problems. for me, it's easier to pray to God when my life is going smoothly

2. Go to bed on time. - i dont have a specific time for bed. i betweent 10pm to 12am is ok.

3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed. - i am with HRD and i have been late everyday for the whole month of may. talk about being an example..

4. Say No, to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others. - e kanino ko nga ito idedelegate? mag-1 lang ako?!! buti si apple helps me whenever i go on leave.

6. Simplify and unclutter your life.

7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)

8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.

10. Take one day at a time.

11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you to do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.

12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases. - does this include using EPS? wala akong credit card and i hope it stays that way. i have seen my loved ones get real bad credit which took them almost forever to pay

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.,

14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday. - this i'm sure i do all the time. like every hour?

16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.

17. Get enough exercise. hmm.. i tried going to the gym almost a year ago and i just gained weight. probly because i stop for 2 weeks then work out again. then stop for 2 weeks.. aaargh!!

18. Eat right. - should start eating my veggies..

19. Get organized so everything has its place.

20. While driving, listen to a cd that can help improve your quality of life.

21. Write thoughts and inspirations down. - ang joural ko mga 75% venting. 25% lang ang happy thoughts.

22. Every day, find time to be alone. - this is my time along with God. i read PDL, or daily bread adn the bible. then that's when i pray a lot.

23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.

24. Make friends with Godly people.

25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.

26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you, Jesus!"

27. Laugh.

28. Laugh some more!

29. Take your work seriously, but yourself not at all.

30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can). - mahirap 'to when you work with people who are feeling.

31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most). see comment for no. 30

32. Sit on your ego.

33. Talk less; listen more.

34. Slow down.

35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.

36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.


"If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31) AMEN!

Thursday, May 26, 2005


2 Saturdays ago, my friend, tin, and i went to Market!Market! for the first time. . The place is huge! and due to limited time, we only visited one wing. i really liked it and plan to go back because of the good bargains, cool stuff you can find, and the food i guess. Sherwin (tin's boyfriend) took pictures of tin and i while we went around. i got 2 cool goofy magnets from this shop that sold all kinds of magnets! super nice addition to my collection.
then we saw this funky shop near the entrance with jollibee and they had funny earrings! would you believe these tile-like thingies were actually selling for around 270? duh!


we also came across this store where we got to try on their wigs! hehe.. check out tin with short brown hair and me in short blue hair or thick black curly hair! harharhar!!


odiba? pang-telenobela ang dating ng curly hair! hahaha! we had fun trying on those wigs! diba ok if you go to a place and nobody knows what you really look like then wear a wig?
they say this place isn't that nice.. but i enjoyed going there. as soon as i have the budget, i'd go back. i looooooooooooveeee bargain hunting! matiyaga ako dun! hehe...

Saturday, May 21, 2005

bnb update


my high school friends and i had dinner last friday coz our long lost girl friendwas back: si Ruiza!!
These girls, as i have said in my previous blog, have been my friends for a decade now: (from L-R) Ashley-an ice princess and managing their own ice plant. Ruiza - living in Davao and will be a lawyer by next year (it's hard to believe she lives far away already). Karen-going into nursing school and helping out with their real estate business. Tin - like me, is connected to the I.T. industry. The other 2 didnt make it. Jacky wasnt informed (karen's fault! hehehehe) she's an intern already and would be a doctor soon. Dyan on the other hand, finally landed a job (although i dont understand why she needed one when she was doing well with her accessories thingy) was at the U.S. coz the company sent her there for an assignment.
I miss them so much.. I wish we were still in high school with nothing but our grades to worry about. But then again, i'm really proud of how we all turned out to be. Here's to my best girlfriends during high school!

Friday, May 20, 2005

My Boo Rocks!!!!!

Noel gave me a super cool gift for our anniv: a digicam (CANON A510)!!!!!!!!! waaaaaaaaaaaa! Although it's not until thursday until our day, he gave it to me the other night after watching Episode III (btw, thank you so much to team marketing: watson, master chu, and fisherpau). I usually dislike expensive gifts but i have to admit that i REALLY like this one!

I have always wanted my own digicam.. as in! But then i cant afford one. So when i saw the pricelist of kodak's bodega sale, i called my boo to ask if the digicam worth 12.5K was ok since it's orginally 25K! Although i thought it was weird when he said "no" without hearing the specs, i believed him and got depressed coz i really wanted one before our trip next week. Heeeheee, now i know why he discouraged me to buy it the other day: he was planning to give me one!!! He was also kind enough to give it to me before our trip next week! Sobrang excited ko, i will take pictures of everything i see!! DESSA GIRL = HAPPY GIRL!!!

Thanks so much, boo! MMmmmmwaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Here's one of the pixs i took:


Monday, May 16, 2005

Why college was worth it...

kath and i

You know those girlfriends you have when you were in college that was really your sidekick in everything you do? Well, i had one of those.. her name's kathy. We were always together that we'd kid around people mistaking us for lesbians. (nyerk).

Kath and i used to do everything together. (i think i already mentioned this in her friendster testi) Anyway, we'd do our thesis together, chased by bats together while doing our "walking exercise", chased our crushes together until the south gate from the college canteen, did our OJT and community service together, etc. Kath and i knew each other's crush when we were in college so we go around school stalking them.. hehe.. imgaine our horror when we found out we were placed in separate classes during our last term in college: huuuwaaat? but then this didn't stop us from being best friends. up until now, we still talk a lot and share our most intimate experiences in life. She turned 26 last Sunday and she invited her relatives and me(with my boo, who is the 1/4 person to my left in the pic) to dinner at NSG.

Nway, i hope all the girls out there would find their best friend.. kasi it's a necessity, especially when you are super down coz of your boyfriend, work, etc. hehe.. God is so good because he gave me friends like kathy and jacky (best friend ko nung high school naman) it's always good to know you have some one who can pray for you during those tough times.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Happy Mother's Day

Originally uploaded by dessagirl.
I know it's a bit late.. but. Happy Mother's day to all moms!

This is a pic of my mom and i in San Francisco. She really likes cold places kaya lang she got sick the night this picture was taken coz it was too cold.

Anyway, i love you, mom! =) MWAH!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

My New Collection

magnet collection
Originally uploaded by buchingching.
I used to collect erasers when i was a kid. I also collected and swaped pencils and stationary.. hehe.. up until now, i still keep most of them. Especially the SANRIO ones.

I decided to start a new collection of magnets last March when i came back from my 2-week vacation. I know lots of people collect magnets.. but they're cheap and really easy to find so it's easy to have a huge collection. So far, this is what i have. I stick them on my overhead drawer at work and i hope to have more soon! i practicly beg pipol who go on vacation or on trainings to bring me home a magnet..(before it used to be choklits)Although i wouldn't mind if that person would give me choklits as well. hehe.. In our office, those who go on vacation or on training like bringing back choklits and keychains. FOREVER yaaaan! That's why I always suggest to bring me a magnet instead.

Anyway... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FISHERPAU!! God bless you! Thanks to her, i have a cool Budapest magnet. mwah!

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